LES DENTAL GROUP
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are an essential preventive dental treatment that can help protect teeth from cavities and decay. They are a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars, where most cavities occur. Dental sealants act as a barrier, preventing food particles and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves and pits of the teeth, which can lead to decay.
Sealants are particularly important for children, as their developing teeth are more susceptible to decay. By providing dental sealants, our dental office can help our patients maintain good oral health and prevent the need for more extensive and costly dental procedures in the future.
Why Dental Sealants?
Children should get sealants on their permanent molars as soon as they come in–before decay attacks the teeth. Sealants, daily brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water, and regular dental check-ups are an important part of your child’s oral health and the best defense against tooth decay.